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Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
. obama also addressed a hot button topic in california. that is proposition 8, a ban on same same-sex marriage. >> here is dan ashley president aring from washington, d.c. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington. it has been an interesting and informative day here at the white house. we have been here all day long and met a number of cabinet secretaries and i had the opportunity to speak one on one with president obama. >> in your state of the union, mr. president, you praised our troops and said they exceeded expectations while some of our institutions let them down. which institutions were you referring to? congress one of them? >> all of us have to take responsibility about thinking about the same patriotism, due tee, responsibility we see on display in our military. >> the president of late is clearly frustrated with the stalemate in congress over the so-called saw -- sequester. spending cuts that will kick in without a budget agreement. they run able to agree on taxes and spending. for many americans, same old, same old. >> mr. president when you arrived in washington
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Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
place on the national mall in washington, dc. protesters waved banners opposing the keystone pipeline. that group called on president obama and congress to take action on climate change. >>> a mother describes her shock after she says a stranger on a plane slapped her toddler. >>> what she said fueled the attack and how she took action. >> and a big cool-down and rain heading our way. meteorologist leigh glaser will let you know what to expect in the week ahead. now here's a look at what is ahead on abc world series mud as 5:30. >> right near on world news, the winter storm here in the east, another massive weather system out west. what happens when your credit score tanks and it's not your fault? >> ama: a man faces a federal charge tonight after allegedly using a racial slur and slapping a crying toddler on a flight. jessica ben net and her 19-month-old son jonah were on a delta flight february 8th from minneapolis to atlanta. she says the man sitting next to them was drinking and became increasingly belligerent. when jonah began to get fussy, ben net says the man slapped the boy an
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 7:00am PST
politics as details of president obama's proposal for immigration reform have begun leaking out of washington. it includes a plan that could pave the way to citizenship for many of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants. reena ninan joins us from the white house with that story. good morning to you, reena. >> reporter: hi, bianna. good morning to you, as well. the white house has been working on its own immigration reform bill, but it hasn't publicly revealed its details opting instead to allow congress to act first. it's a supposed white house plan for comprehensive immigration reform. republicans are already calling it dead on arrival. half baked and seriously flawed. "usa today" claims a leaked draft proposal circulating throughout various departments would allow for illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. it also calls for increased border patrol funding, and expanded e-verify system so businesses can check employees' legal status. republicans didn't hesitate to voice their discontent. republican marco rubio released a statement saying "if actually prop
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 1:05am PST
journalist interviewing president obama tomorrow. his reports from washington continue at 5:00 p.m. on abc7 news. >>> a mom who went to prison for having sex with teenage boys is back in trouble now. >> dan thois is here with an i team -- dan noyes is here with an i team investigation. >> she was known as the hummer mom. and now days after her released from prison she is facing new violations having to do with sex. >> and the weapon that joe biden tells his wife to pick up when there is a problem outside their home. >> and new rules for car shopping. what some dealers want before you go out on a test drive. >> and then later on "jimmy kimmle live." >> we have stand up comedy rob delaney and mike piazza is here. and we have anthony edwards. do you think goose may be alive if maverick wasn't so reckless? >> every day, jimmy, every day. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 6:00am PST
." >> governors are meeting in washington for the the annual winter meeting of the annual governors association. yesterday democratic governors condemned the stalemate in congress. this morning president obama's weekly address urges congressional republicans to approve his blend of targeted savings and tax increases. the president says the so-called sequester will slow the economy and hurt the middle class. >> are republicans in congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kids' schools and mental healthcare just to protect loopholes for corporate jet owners? are they really willing to slash border patrol because they refuse to eliminate taxbreaks for big oil companies? are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask more from those at the very top? >> the republican response says the oil pipeline is one way to create jobs and grow the economy. >>> automatic spending cuts could deeply affect the lives of hundreds of people in the bay area. employees of the faa will be forced to take furlough of at least one day per pay period. passengers
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
budget standoff in washington, president obama will sit down for an exclusive interview with anchor dan ashley tomorrow. dan joins us live from the white house where the president and lawmakers are facing a tight deadline. a great opportunity for you tomorrow? >> reporter: it is a great opportunity. thanks very much. good evening from washington. i'm here at the white house whereas you said i will have a chance to speak with president obama directly one on one in an exclusive interview. ask him about a number of things and one of those things we will discuss is the budget deal that is now being debated here in washington. you know there is a major deadline looming here in just ten days time, $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will take effect. president believes with disastrous consequences for ordinary americans. he is putting a lot of pressure on congressional republicans to do something to come up with a deal to keep that from happening. today, he issued a dire warning. >> people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> reporter: president was joine
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
caused by a gas leak. >>> just days from a major budget deadline in washington, president obama will sit down for an exclusive interest view with dan ashley tomorrow. >> here is dan reporting tonight from the white house. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington where the clock is ticking. if they cannot come up with a budget deal in the next 10 days $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will kick in across this country. now, the president invited state and local emergency workers to join him for a white house news conference. he warned that these are real people whose real jobs will be affected by the cuts. congress and the white house originally created the arbitrary deadline and harsh cuts to force democrats and republicans to work together to trim the $4 trillion deficit. however, they could not make that happen. so as they recall they extented the deadline until march which is where we are now 10 day usa way. 34r* obama talked about the risk our nation would face if they cannot at least agree on a short-term solution. >> if congress allows the meat cleaver approach to
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 11:00am PST
president obama at the white house. dan's reports live from washington, dc, air tomorrow evening at 5:00 here on abc7. >> look forward to that. race car driver patrick is making history. she has become the first woman to win the pole position for the daytona 500. patrick sped around the 2.5 mile track in under 46 seconds in a qualifying race acknowledging -- averaging 196 miles per hour. the vase on sunday. >> a nonpartisan watch dog group is raising questions of menlo park facebook 2012 tax filing, citizens for tax justice say they found the social network company benefits from discussionses for executive stock options and share awards, despite the $1.1 billion in profit, the group said they will receive $429 million in tax refunds. facebook spokesman declined to comment. >> and show rooming in the stores could be stopped by best buy, saying they will match the prices of all local retail competitors and 19 major online retailers and hope to end show rooming where consumers look at items in the store and they go online to buy them. best buy offered online price matching during the holida
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST
. abc7 news anchor is traveling to washington, dc, right now, for an interview with president obama. he will speak with the president at white house tomorrow. the reports from washington begin tonight at 5:00 right here on abc7 news. >> a lot of tears were shed in south africa today at oscar pistorius' bail hearing and at his girlfriend's funeral. the blade runner is accused of premeditated murder. there are surprising new sames. >> we hear two different stories this morning about what happened inside oscar pistorius' house on valentine's day. the details were only revealed in between brakes in the bail hearing. oscar pistorius broke down sobbing several times forcing the judge to stop the precedings and tell him to compose himself. >> oscar pistorius said he shot his girlfriend on accident, and these was filled with horror and fear when he realized what he had done. in a statement read by the lawyer he said that he didn't have on his prosthetic legs and he felt vulnerable and thought there was an intruder in the bathroom. >> i have never seen him show an angry side or lose his temper.
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
quits, as the first lady does the dougie. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> michelle obama is a far cry from sarah polk who was the first lady in 1940s. in 1840s banned all dancing at the white house. >>> that's "world news" for this saturday. thank you for watching and good night. >> ama: mc hammer arrested in the east bay. why heland behind bars. >> another bay area gun buyback runs out of money before all the guns are turned in. >>> the oscars countdown is on. we're less than 24 hours away from the big show. we'll have a live report from los angeles. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. >> ama: we begin with breaking news out of san francisco. crews just gained control over a fire in the crocker area. one person was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital. and we are taking a live look at the scene right now. it's on delong street and you can see firefighters have a ladder going up there but the fire for the most part is out. they're on scene making sure nothing else flares up. we'll bring you the latest at 11:00. >> i'm ama daetz. now to another developing story. there are n
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 4:30am PST
will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama. dan will talk with the president at white house tomorrow in live reports from washington, dc, starting this evening at 5:00 right here on abc7 news. >> hillary clinton is about do go on the speaking of circuit, stepping down in february as secretary of state and now hired an agency that handles her husband to represent her in lining up speaking engagements and will earn well into six figures for each speech. former president clinton has made $89 million in speaking fees since leaving office 12 years ago. >> we are in for some rain here and other states are dealing with wicked weather. a strong line of storms moved across arkansas knocking out power to thousands, severe weather is hitting eastern north dakota where whiteout conditions. drivers are told to stay off the roads in fargo and grand forks with winds up to 36 miles per hour mixed with snow are causing zero visibility. of course, the roads you do not want to be on. >> the temperatures match the snow up in. mike, we have rain on the way? >> of course,
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
. president himself went golfing in florida with tiger woods. and flew back home to washington today. on wednesday i'll have the chance to sit down with mr. mr. obama for exclusive one-on-one interview at the white house. i'll be traveling to dc this week to interview president obama. i leaf tomorrow. my report live from washington begin airing tomorrow evening at 5 here on abc 7 news. >> i'll be here reporting the next couple daisy. tweeting from washington as well. at dan ashley abc 7 so follow me on twitter as well. lacking for experience opportunity to talk about issues we care abou about. >> we look forward to hearing what he has to say time. all right let's check in now with sandhya. >> we said at the top storm is coming. >> last time we had measurable rain here in the bay area february 8th. it has been a long time in coming as we check out live doppler 7hd not whole lot is happening but there is moisture coming. it's up to the north. crescent city eureka a light moderate rain falling right now. we have a winter weather advisory beginning at 4 a.m. for the sierra nevada lake county
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 4:30am PST
arriving in washington, dc, yesterday, and is the 5 the prime minister of japan since president obama took office. they will meet today at a time of high tension stoked by a territorial dispute between japan and china. he is a keen advocate of stronger relations withed withed with, that remain key to policy in asia. >> not korea will allow phoners to visit to tweet, skype, and serve the internet on their cell phones or other mobile devices. the big decision follows last month's visit by google executive chairman. a mobile link provider will launch a network by march 1 available only to foreigners, not to those living in north korea. >> they are taking to the street to demand action on immigration reform. why these students say their families are suffering. >> an out of this world opportunity, your chance to hang out with the crews of the internatio almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
bring updates throughout the newscast as well as nbc 7 news at 6:00. >> dan ashley is in washington, d.c. now for a very special assignment. he's the only reporter who will interview president obama tomorrow. dan joins us live with a look at what the president is dealing with today, dan? >> good evening, from washington a very busy day. if republicans and democrats cannot come up with an agreement in just 10 days, $85 billion in cuts will kick n the president invited state and local workers to join him he warned that these are real people whose jobs will be affected by the cuts. congress and white house originally created#dá9÷ arbitray deadline and cuts last year, remembering to-to-force democrats and republicans to work together to trim the deficit. however, they cannot make that happen so this deadline was extended until march, mr. obama talked about the risk our nation would face if they cannot agree on a short term solution. >> congress allows this to take place. it will jeopardize military readiness and job creating investments in education and energy. emergency responders li
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
from a poll showing 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance up from 58 percent in september and a remainder, abc7 news anchor dan ashley is in washington, dc, preparing right now for the exclusive interview with president obama and will be the only bay area journalist to interview the president today at the white house with reports from washington, continuing tonight from abc7 news. you can follow him on twitter. >> the san mateo sheriff is trying to figure out whose remains were found if a remote area of the county. hikers made the discovery at the preserve on monday. the human bones were found two miles west of skyline boulevard, 100' off a trail. some articles of clothing found suggest the person was male. details on a body owned in a water tank on the roof of a los angeles hotel. a hotel maintenance worker found the body yesterday morning while looking into complaints of poor water pressure. los angeles police now say the body is that of a 21-year-old canadian woman who disappeared last month. she was in contact with her family each day until
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
to washington, dc, this morning, to interview president obama at a white house and will be the only bay area reporter allowed this access. the exclusive reports live from washington, dc beginning today at 5:00 and he will tweet from washington, dc, as well. >> we have been telling you about the rise in gas prices but no one seems to know exactly why. >> hotmail is no more. bloomberg at the new york stock exchange with that and more. what is the outlook? >> people will be interested if that, but, first, gatt prices in the san francisco area, aaa says the average price of a gallon of gas was $4.14 cent for regular, jumping 46 cents from a month ago compared to 42 cent jump nationwide and analysts say it is because of rising oil prices and they are higher but no one is sure exactly why. the main reason is that there is big demand overseas for crude oil in china. there is blame of refinery ship down but we have not hit the spring driving season when the prices go up. >> two office giants talk about a merger, office depot and office max would create a single office supply retailtory comp
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 1:05am PST
creation throughout america. >> mr. obama also addressed a hot button topic in california. that is proposition 8, a ban on same same-sex marriage. >> here is dan ashley president aring from washington, d.c. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington. it has been an interesting and informative day here at the white house. we have been here all day long and met a number of cabinet secretaries and i had the opportunity to speak one on one with president obama. >> in your state of the union, mr. president, you praised our troops and said they exceeded expectations while some of our institutions let them down. which institutions were you referring to? congress one of them? >> all o to take responsibility about thinking about the same patriotism, due tee, responsibility we see on display in our military. >> the president of late is clearly frustrated with the stalemate in congress over the so-called saw -- sequester. spending cuts that will kick in without a budget agreement. they run able to agree on taxes and spending. ame for many americans, same old, same old. >> mr. presiden
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
. a classical area. >> in the abc 7 newsroom at 5:00 my co-anchor interview with president obama. it's a story only on abc 7 news. >> in washington, d.c. you'll hear what the president told me about issues that affect all of us in the bay area. coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >> a clean up project along the guadalupe river backfires creating a >>> when academy awards air there will be plenty at stake not only in hollywood. an old theater is pinning thopz an oscar fund-raiser. abc 7 news is live with the story for us. waib? >> have you to take a look at this place. just look at the snack bar behind us thachl has not changed much like the rest of this structure since 1957. much of the rest of the movie industry changed, making life difficult for the people who own this place. there is something lonely about empty sneets a movie house. the only thing worse is how koilt become permanent. >> why would anyone want to buy this? >> craziness and a sense of history for anyone passing through more yaga and seen the theater. it's a landmark in these parts. even the carpeting remains original. i
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> breaks into pieces but never breaks down. owners fight a p >>> breaking news from washington white house jumped into the same-sex marriage debate. the obama administration late today filed a legal brief with the under the circumstances us supreme court urging justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act stating denying gay couples the right to marry is unconstitutional this, snot a surprise. i asked the president about this very issue wednesday at white house, during my one on win unt view he said he needed to confirm with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. now, they have taken this step. supreme court set to take it up in late march. >> san jose on the verge of banning stiro form. they hope to encourage other cities to follow their lead. dozens of cities already ban styrofoam. environmentists say it's harmful to san francisco bay. >> it never breaks down so. once getting into creeks in the bay it's having an immediate affect on fish and wildlife. >> san jose set to vote on the ban tuesday. 30 cities have eliminated styrofoam. cal
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am PST
president assad to negotiate with rebel groups. >>> president obama is sitting down at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abay arrived in washington last night, to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. he is also looking to reinforce the u.s./japan alliance. he is the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> police in las vegas are searching for suspects after deadly violence on the famed vegas strip. three people were killed during a gun battle between two luxury cars and a fiery crash that followed. authorities say at least one person in a range rover shot at a maserati that then ran a red light and crashed into a taxi. the taxi burst into flames and the driver and the passenger both died. the driver of the maserati was also killed. >>> and there was courtroom drama as drew peterson was sentenced to 38 years for killing an ex-wife. the former chicago cop shouted out his innocence and proclaiming, quote, i did not kill kathleen. but her sister shot back. the
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 8:00am PST
? ♪ >>> more roundtable straight ahead, but first, "the sunday funnies." >> president obama made his fifth state of the union address tonight in washington, d.c. he spoke in front of congress. his focus was on jobs and the economy. he has an interesting plan to grow the economy, and he laid it out. this is it. cash 4 gold. look how cool that duck is. how could you go wrong? >> did you see this photo just yesterday? lightning struck st. peter's basilica just hours after the pope announced his resignation and the pope said, i guess that's a no to getting paid for unused vacation days. look, every day we're using more and more energy. the world needs more energy. where's it going to come from? ♪ that's why right here, in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the pow
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Feb 19, 2013 1:05am PST
golfing in florida with tiger woods. and flew back home to washington today. on wednesday i'll have the chance to sit down with mr. mr. obama for exclusive one-on-one interview at the white house. i'll be traveling to dc this week to interview president obama. i leaf tomorrow. my report live from washington begin airing tomorrow evening at 5 here on abc 7 news. >> i'll be here reporting the next couple daisy. tweeting from washington as well. at dan ashley abc 7 so follow me on twitter as well. lacking for experience opportunity to talk about issues we care abou about. >> we look forward to hearing what he has to say time. all right let's check in now with sandhya. >> we said at the top storm is coming. >> last time we had measurable rain here in the bay area february 8th. it has been a long time in coming as we check out live doppler 7hd not whole lot is happening but there is moisture coming. it's up to the north. crescent city eureka a light moderate rain falling right now. we have a winter weather advisory beginning at 4 a.m. for the sierra nevada lake county area running until
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
converge on the capitol including governor brown of california. he'll be in washington, dc, for the annual gathering of the national governors' association and will gin other governors at a monday meeting with president obama. he says the goal is to "build relationships" with other governors cross the country. >> hewlet-packard is picketed to have a stock open higher after better-than-expected earning reports with shares jumping 5.5 percent or 94 cents after hours to $18, just above that a share. in the earnings report releases after the closing bell, they said they earned $1.2 billion or 65 cents a share, the 16 percent decrease from the year before but it is still better than what analysts and h.p. predicted. still, c.e.o. cautioned investors saying the turn around is far from over. >> listen to this, you know about texting on teens but what about f.b.i. agents? a new warning circulating inside the bureau. >> coming up first if the friday evening commute includes bart, the delays passenger traveling to and from san francisco should expect tonight. >> a live look outside the bay br
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Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
across the nation of meeting in washington for the annual winter meeting of the annual governors association. yesterday democratic governors condemned the stalemate in congress. this morning president obama's weekly address urges congressional republicans to approve his plenty of targeted savings and tax increases. the president says the so-called sequester will slow the economy and hurt the middle class. >> are republicans in congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kids' schools and mental healthcare just to protect loopholes for corporate jet owners? are they willing to splashboarder patrol because they refuse to eliminate tax breaks for big oil company? are they seriously want to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask more from those at the very top? >> the up can response says the oil pipeline is one way to create jobs and grow the economy. >>> automatic spending cuts could deeply affect the lives of hundreds of people in the bay area. employees of the faa will be forced to take furlough of at least one day per pay period. passengers co
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
conducted with president obama and he covers silicon valley and golfing with tiger woods. >> new poll shows pope benedict is leave the post on a positive note. a new washington post/abc news poll shows that 76 percent of catholics view the pope fairly and only 14 percent rate the pontiff unfavorable. his popularity lags behind that the predecessor john paul ii who before his death in early 2005 was seen favorable by 87 percent of catholics. pope benedict is stepping down next week. >> a chip maker is planning a $300 million expansion in santa clara to begin in june on a new state-of-the-art campus near their current santa clara base. the 24 acre site will have two buildings totaling a million square feet. the company is best then if products that enable high performance grabs in interactive computer games. thousands of employees are expected to be hired to work at 9 new headquarters. >> the olympic committee wants did necessity if san francisco and san jose want to host the 2024 games. the cool reception from the mayors. >> case unravelling the stunning twist in the oscar pistorius mu
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Feb 20, 2013 1:40am PST
, but "the new york times" said obama administration officials are planning to tell china's new leaders that the volume and sophistication of the attacks have become so intense that they threaten the fundamental relationship between washington and beijing. that could be some interesting words. again, we owe china a lot of money, so how tough can you be to the country to which you owe billions and billions of dollars? >> and china is completely denying this. there was a bbc crew that set up shop outside of that building that brian ross showed you in shanghai. they were told to hit the road, and all of their recordings were confiscated. china is saying they have nothing to do with it. it's a little he said, he said here. >> a foreign minister said to make groundless accusations is neither responsible or professional. that's china's response. so maybe some tough months ahead in that realm. >> international relations for sure. >>> a girl in oregon is recovering from burns after a fire her parents believe was started by hand sanitizer. the 11-year-old was a patient at a children's hospital i
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
journal list to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews found in the rubble of kansas city >> breaking news from mission district with evacuations are under way because of a gas leak a one block area near 24th and bryant has been cleared. the gas leak began at 10:30, still going on, and the energy company is arriving at the scene and we have work that the muni 48 bus line is being rerouted as a result the gas leak. we will update you on the breaking news story when we get more details. >> in the meantime, happening now, authorities are u
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00am PST
washington, dc, for an interview with president obama and will talk with the president at the white house tomorrow. the live reports from washington, dc, begin this evening, at 5:00 here on abc7 news. hillary clinton is about do go on the speaking circuit and hired the agency that handles her husband to represent her in lining up speaking engagements and will earn well in the six figures for each speech. former president clinton has made $89 million in speaking fees since he left office a dozen years ago. >> now a look at bay bridge upper deck you can see it is starting to glisten with sprinkles and rain here. >> mike? >> we will look at live doppler 7 hd and start with the rain right around south san francisco pulling away from daly city but through the san bruno gap it is getting wet and forbes boulevard and sfo getting wet right now, so possibility with delays. to the north you can see across the border in mendocino county we have more organized showers and heavier rain and you can see the snow that is coming. as we look at the forecast today, no matter where you are traveling, we shou
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00am PST
. senators have urged president obama in a letter to withdraw hagel's nomination saying he lacked bipartisan support and the confidence to do the job. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house today, arriving in washington, yesterday, and he is the 5th prime minister of japan since president obama took office. they will meet in the oval office. there is a japan and china territorial dispute and north korean nuclear test. he is a keen advocate of stronger relations with washington, dc, that remain key to u.s. policy in asia. >> ahead, flu vaccines, who gets the best and the least protection from the flu shot. >> after 6:00, the commuter warning bart is send dog any passengers planning a late night trip in or out of san francisco. >> the friday before the oscars and what would they be without the rivers? and we will show you how to and we will show you how to throw a [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. s
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
interview president obama today at the white house and reports leave from washington, dc, airing tonight on abc7 news. >> the bail hearing for blade rounder, objection objection, has been post phoned until tomorrow when we can lend if he stays behind bars while awaiting trial on a charge of premeditated murder. police say oscar pistorius should not get bail. the defense maintains the shooting was an accident and oscar pistorius thought his girlfriend was an intruder. oscar pistorius said he was outside on the ball contain -- balcony and heard noises and thought there was a burglar and fired. the position says he killed reeva steenkamp from inside the bathroom. witnesses heard talking and nonstop fighting for appear hour before the shooting. authorities using dogs to search in the rubble of a massive explosion and fire in kansas city. several people are still missing this morning after the dinner time blast in a popular entertainment district. the explosion flattened a crowded restaurant and 14 people were hurt and several critically. the fire burned for an hour and they believe the explo
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Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
this heartbreak. >> this ad comes in the middle of president obama's push for tougher gun control legislation. abc's reena ninan is in washington this morning. reena, does the white house get a sense they're gaining traction on this issue, despite all of the opposition in congress? >> reporter: all the issues are pushing of all of them. they believe universal background checks might be the most likely to get pushed through in congress. there's still very much a tough uphill battle. but what is helping the white house, unfortunately, are the sad, sad cases of these shootings. sandy hook. yesterday, we saw the president actually break down and cry as he was delivering some awards to people who were there, adults involved in this situation, with that shooting. universal background checks, dan, the most likely to see some action here in washington. >> on another note, we're hearing these reports overnight that a supposed insider is saying that he knows for sure that it's a done deal that hillary clinton is going to run for president. any truth to this at all? >> reporter: we are looki
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Feb 22, 2013 1:40am PST
. >> thanks, jim. appreciate it. >>> to washington now where there are just seven days to go before wide-reaching budget cuts take effect. president obama has reached out to top republican leaders to try to kickstart some talks. the phone call marked the first time they've talked on the issue since the fiscal cliff deal next year. the president says it never should have gotten to this point. >> there's no other profession, no other industry where people wait until the 11th hour to solve these big problems. >> but neither side is reporting any progress. instead, aides simply exchanged some taunts via twitter. not a lot of reason for hope here that they're going to get this done. but there's still a few days. >> like the president said, there's nowhere else in the world where you think about it, if it's going to affect that many people and so much money is on the line that we wait for this long for anything to happen. in fact, today our abc's jonathan karl spoke to secretary leon panetta about these cuts. he said if they go into effect, it would turn the united states into a second ra
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Feb 23, 2013 8:00am PST
meeting in washington for the annual winter meeting for the national governors' association. they condemned the stalemate in congress by tha threatens every stated. president obama in his weekly address is urging congressional republicans to approve his blend of targeted savings and tax increases. the so-called sequester will hurt the middle-class. >> republicans in congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kid schools and mental health care to protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners? are they ready to slash military health care and border patrol because they want to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies. are they seriously prepared to inflict more main on the middle-class because they refuse to act any more of the very top. >> katie: republican response calls on him to approve the keystone xl pipeline to grow the economy. >> spending cuts to affect the lives of hundreds of people in the bay area. employees of the saa will be forced to take a furlough of at least one day per pay period. passengers on could see 90 minute delays. as many as 5 bay area air tra
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